(Closed) DIY Brides – What DIDN'T work?!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Member
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think I went a little diy crazy lol and realized later I shoulda just spent the money. I think one word of advice I can share is think about how long the project will actually take you before you start wanting to create everythign on your own and also dont underestimate the time it takes for each project. For example I made my own invitations with the thought in mind that no one cares about the invitation, everyone throws it away, waste of money blah blah and refused to spend 1000 on it. BUTTT I am still a perfectionist at the end of the day and couldnt just send any old invite and ended up spending God knows how many hrs/days/months on them!! lol In the end I  I really did like how they turned out and it cost me only 100bucks including stamps for 150 invites but it probably would have saved me some of my sanity to just pay up=) anyway good luck.. long story short: look at time/cost savings and then decide!!

Here’s a pic of our invite, cute right? =P :

Post # 4
Member
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Some of my last minute DIY projects flopped, I had decided to use leftover paper doilies to make some cute banners to hang at the ceremony – but it was an outdoor ceremony and was super windy so we ended up scrapping them (which was fine).

My DIY waterbottles (I printed my own labels on regular paper)- the clear packing tape trick doesn’t work unless you tape BOTH sides of the paper (i figured as much but was too lazy to do so)- but they were super cute and I believe most made it through the ceremony; I only noticed afterwords that the ink had run when the ice melted. I did go an easier route and use lace tape for half of the bottles and these were great and equally cute. (so if you’re doing water bottles – use special paper, order them pre-printed, or use the lace tape from etsy).

I also DIY’d the flower girl tutu’s and these were a pain in the butt as they needed to be continuously ‘combed’ and probably should’ve been a lot longer. They also took a LOT more tulle than I originally thought, but were still easy to make, and super cute:

 

All my other DIY projects turned out great. I think once you’re in the moment / day of you just need to let some of the little stuff go because no one will notice but you! Good luck with your DIY projects!

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